WILMINGTON, Mass. Textron Systems Weapon & Sensor Systems, a business of Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) in Wilmington, Massachusetts, has completed testing and development of its Fury lightweight precision-guided glide munition. The team conducted 13 test flights, totaling 23.8 flight hours between captive carriage, survey flights, and 10 weapon releases from unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
Two tests were conducted from Textron Systems' own Shadow Tactical UAS at an altitude of 8,000 feet and a 1.5 kilometer standoff against a moving target. Both munitions successfully impacted the target. All these tests helped to improve both system maturity and Technology Readiness Level (TRL), officials say.
The Fury weapon uses a common interface for rapid integration on multiple manned and unmanned platforms. The weapon's tri-mode fuzing – impact, height of burst, and delay – enables a single Fury to address a broad target set, ranging from static and moving light armored vehicles to small boats and dismounted personnel.
Fury is guided by a GPS-aided inertial navigation system with a Semi-Active Laser terminal guidance, enabling engagement of moving targets.
Textron Systems' businesses develop and integrate products, services and support for aerospace and defense customers, as well as civil and commercial customers including those in law enforcement, security, border patrol, and critical infrastructure protection around the globe.
Textron Systems' businesses design, manufacture, field, and support comprehensive solutions that expand customer capabilities and deliver value. Textron Systems consists of its Advanced Information Solutions, Electronic Systems, Geospatial Solutions, Lycoming Engines, Marine & Land Systems, Support Solutions, TRU Simulation + Training, Unmanned Systems, and Weapon & Sensor Systems businesses.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial, and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Off Road, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training.
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